Monday, March 9, 2015

Friday's Miscellany 03-06-2915

38 North

Action on Armed Violence

Afghanistan Analysts Network

Air Force STSC
·         CrossTalk, The Journal of Defense Software Engineering,  March/April 2015, v. 28, no. 2 
o    Portable Automated Test Station: Using Engineering-Design Partnerships to Replace Obsolete Test Systems
o    Metamorphic Runtime Checking of Applications Without Test Oracles
o    Dealing With the Time Crunch in Software Testing
o    Combinatorial Coverage as an Aspect of Test Quality
o    Metrics That Matter in Software Integration Testing Labs
o    Silverlining:  A Simulator to Forecast Cost and Performance in the Cloud
o    Fuzz Testing for Software Assurance

Air University
·         Air & Space Power Journal, March-April 2015, v. 29, no. 2 
o    Sea-Land Basing of Air Refueling Forces: A Concept for Resiliency and Efficiency
o    Building a Partnership between the United States and India: Exploring Airpower's Potential
o    The SAC Mentality: The Origins of Strategic Air Command's Organizational Culture, 1948-51
o    Common Sense: Improving the Efficacy of Wide Area Surveillance
o    The Rise of IPv6: Benefits and Costs of Transforming Military Cyberspace
o    Employing Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance: Organizing, Training, and Equipping to Get it Right
o    Twenty-First-Century Aerial Mining
o    Reawaken the American Spirit of Innovation in Your Organization

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

American Enterprise Institute
·         Too Much Energy? Asia at 2030 

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)
·         Presidential Elections in Turkey 

Amnesty International

Armed Conflict Location and Event Dataset
·         ACLED Conflict Trends Report no. 35 March 2015: Real-time Analysis of African Political Violence 

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC)
·         Medical Surveillance Monthly Report, February 2015, v. 22, no. 2 
o    Whither the "signature wounds of the war" after the war: estimates of incidence rates and proportions of TBI and PTSD diagnoses attributable to background risk, enhanced ascertainment, and active war zone service, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2003-2014
o    Surveillance snapshot: responses to the traumatic brain injury (TBI) screening questions on the 2012 version of the Post-Deployment Health Assessment (DD Form 2796)
o    Measles and mumps among service members and other beneficiaries of the U.S. Military Health System, January 2007-December 2014

Asian  Development Bank

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Atlantic Council

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
·         A Problem of Nuclear Proportions 


Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for Global Development

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)
·         Federal Bureau of Prisons 

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
·         Russian Analytical Digest, No. 164 
o    Economic Challenges: Weak Ruble, Unstructured Monotowns

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         PacNet #15 - How to Remember the Pacific War 
·         PacNet #14 - The Time is Right for US-China Nuclear Dialogue 

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Centre for European Policy Studies
·         More Union in European Defense 

Chatham House

China Policy Institute

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations

Combat Studies Institute Press

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)
·         CTC Sentinel, February2015, v. 8. no. 2 
o    A View From the CT Foxhole: An Interview With Captain Robert A. Newson, Military Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
o    Comparing Counterterrorism in Indonesia and the Philippines
o    Digging In and Trafficking Out: How the Destruction of Cultural Heritage Funds Terrorism
o    Hezbollah: Pulled between Resistance to Israel and Defense of Syria
o    Terrorist Targeting of the Libyan Oil and Gas Sector
o    The Role of Child Soldiers in a Multigenerational Movement
·         Jihadist Biographies 

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

Congress. House. Energy & Commerce Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
·         Ukraine Under Siege 

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee

Congress. House. Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         Southern Asia's Nuclear Powers 

Department of State

Enough Project

EU Institute for Security Studies
·         China: Setting the Agenda(s)? 

European Leadership Network

European Policy Centre (EPC)
·         Internet “Freedom” in Turkey 

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
·         Lithuania Prepares for Hybrid War 

Foundation for International Development Study and Research (FERDI)

Foundation for Strategic Research (Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique)
German Council on Foreign Relations

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Aviation Security: TSA Should Take Additional Action to Obtain Stakeholder Input when Modifying the Prohibited Items List. GAO-15-261 
·         Defense Acquisitions: Better Approach Needed to Account for Number, Cost, and Performance of Non-Major Programs. GAO-15-188 
·         Defense Science and Technology: Further DOD and DOE Actions Needed to Provide Timely Conference Decisions and Analyze Risks from Changes in Participation. GAO-15-278 
·         Drug Shortages: Better Management of the Quota Process for Controlled Substances Needed; Coordination between DEA and FDA Should Be Improved. GAO-15-202 
·         Food Safety: Additional Actions Needed to Help FDA's Foreign Offices Ensure Safety of Imported Food. GAO-15-183 
·         Government Efficiency and Effectiveness: Opportunities to Reduce Fragmentation, Overlap, Duplication, and Improper Payments and Achieve Other Financial Benefits. [testimony] GAO-15-440T 
·         H-2A and H-2B Visa Programs: Increased Protections Needed for Foreign Workers. GAO-15-154   
· CMS Has Taken Steps to Address Problems, but Needs to Further Implement Systems Development Best Practices. GAO-15-238 
·         Information Security: FAA Needs to Address Weaknesses in Air Traffic Control Systems. GAO-15-221   
·         Whistleblower Protection: Additional Actions Needed to Improve DOJ's Handling of FBI Retaliation Complaints [testimony]. GAO-15-343T 

Heritage Foundation

Households in Conflict Network

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)
·         India’s Defence Budget 2015-16 

Institute for National Security Studies (INSS)

Institute for Security & Development Policy

Institute for the Study of War
·         Iraq Situation Report
o    March 5-6, 2015
o    March 2, 2015
·         ISIS Sanctuary: March 4, 2015 
·         Syria Situation Report: February 24 - March 2, 2015 
·         Tikrit Situation Report: March 4, 2015 
·         Ukraine Crisis Update: March 5, 2015 

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, March 6, 2015, v. 15, no. 5 
o    The New Silk Road and Latin America: Will They Ever Meet?
o    A Modern Cult of Personality? Xi Jinping Aspires To Be The Equal of Mao and Deng
o    Cracking Down on Foreign Espionage Channels
o    China Gears Up Helicopters to Play Crucial Role in East China Sea Dispute
o    Incomplete Transformation: PLA Joint Training and Warfighting Capabilities
·         Terrorism Monitor, March 6, 2015, v. 13, no. 5 
o    Egypt Struggles with Jihadist Challenge in Sinai
o    Following the Peshawar School Attack, Pakistan Moves Against Domestic Terrorism
o    To Topple the Throne: Islamic State Sets Its Sights on Saudi Arabia

Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
·         JP 5-0 Podcast, March 2015 
·         JP 1-0 Podcast, March 2015 

Korea Institute for National Unification

McAfee Labs
·         Hacking the Human Operating System 
·         McAfee Labs Threats Report: February 2015: Key Trends and Topics 

National Security Network

National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C)
·         Cyber Intrusion and Data Breaches 

Nautilus Institute

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Observer Research Foundation

Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)

·         Innovation Models for Defence 

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Small Arms Survey
·         Automatic Grenade Launchers 

Small Wars Journal

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)

Stimson Center

UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
·         Prisons in Yemen 

Violence Policy Center

White House

World Bank

World Public Opinion